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    July 17, 2011
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we'll be right tonight on "world news," the dramatic finish. the u.s. women's soccer team and that heart-stopping ending. this evening, reaction from here in the u.s., all the way to that field in germany. deborah roberts is there. the bombshell from britain. breaking news. the head of scotland yard resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdodo's protege this time. the woman who just days ago was trying to hold onto her job. where will the dominos end? the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! caylee! and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday tonight, we're one on one with the typist who is still his treasured friend. why that first meeting, what he
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told her and how he said it, changed her forever. good evening. we begininhis sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final moments of women's world cup soccer in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched.d. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. but japan soon answered and, of course, it would all come down to those penalty kicks. abc's deborah roberts is on assignment in frankfurt tonight. deborah, it was heartbreaking. >> reporter: david, what a night here in frankfurt. two agonizing hours. many soccer fans are no doubt reaching for the antacids tonight. it was a nail-biter of a world cup match. they don't get much better than this. of course, so many of us thought it would be america's night. but in the end, the japanese
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were just too powerful. i spoke with two soccer players earlier this evening, they said, they gave it their all and they said they feel very proud of the job that they did for america, but in the end, it was just not to be. and, of course, it was a cinderella story that is now something for the history books. >> it is japan's world cup! >> reporter: it was an ending no one expected. a team that came out of nowhere and became world champions. before the shattering loss, american fans were confident. >> i think it's going to be 3-1. honestly, i think it's going to be about 3-1. >> reporter: this victory was supposed to belong to the americans. athletic and powerful, they y we the favorites. but the japanese, unlikely rivals, were simply hungry. for 68 minutes, the americans had the game, but couldn't find a way through the japanese defense.e. >> a chance here and scores! >> reporter: finally, 22-year-old alex morgan, the youngest player on the team, scored. america breathed a sigh of relief. >> there's still danger!
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>> reporter: until 12 minutes later, when japan tied up the game. soon, each team scored again. a dramatic climax. overtime, with both teams tied up. two hours in -- finally, japan claimed victory. but who could hold a grudge against japan, a touching cinderella story. an underdog from the start, the team battled its way to its very first world cup. led by a 32-year-old powerhouse, they were motivated to bring joy to their country. devastated by an earthquake and tsunami just four months ago. for the u.s. team, the loss is more than heartbreaking. favored to win, they came so close to a victory they could already taste. but in the end, they were simply no match for a team that played with such skill and passion.
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a disappointing night for the americans, david, but boy, what a moment for the japanese. and i think nobody would argue that that country could use a boost about now. david? >> deborah roberts at the world cup. as you say, disappointing for the u.s., but so fitting after such a trying year for japan. deborah, thank you. we're going to turn now to breaking news out of london this sunday night. two stunning new casualties of the scandal threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. the chief of scotland yard resigned a short time ago, and murdoch's own protege has been arrereed. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening to you, david. another day and another bombshell in the scandal that is rocking britain. make that two bombshells. a resignation here at scotland yard and an arrest. and it's not over yet. the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake, shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stephenson resigned
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late today. he insisted he had no involvement in his forces' failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists, nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of what is emerging. >> reporter: andndhere is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago, she was at the apex of power, running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. today, she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003 when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious page-one stories that "the news of the
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world" was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: those are some of the questions that are certain to be asked on tuesday, when brooks, her boss rupert murdoch and james murdoch, his son and heir, are scheduled to appear before a committee of the british parliament. now that brooks has been arrested, though, it's not clear that she will appear and if she does, that she will say anything. >> remember, this will be the first time on tuesday that people -- senior level at news corporation, international -- have appeared in front of a tribunal like this. >> reporter: the earthquake that continues to rattle here is now rippling across the atlantic and threatens to rock the business world in the u.s. murdoch's grasp of his multibillion dollar global empire that includes fox news now in question.reet journal" is can he maintain control and can he stay at the helm? david? >> jeffrey kofman outside scotland yard in london tonight. jeffrey, thank you. i want to bring in abc's dan abrams, our legal analyst. dan, great to see you.
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explosive week ahead with murdoch in front of british parliament. is there any chance that what he might see could be l lally incriminating. >> reporter: it could be. there's a right against self-incrimination there. i don't expect him to invoke it. remember, he's showing up voluntarily. he's a u.s. citizen. he doesn't have to go. but he is still going, it seems, to appear in front of parliament. >> we're watching the dominos fall. we saw so many more again today. when does this become concerning here on this side of the pond, criminal charges? >> reporter: well, we already know there's an fbi investigation. but there could also be another investigation into something called the foreign corrupt practices act, which is a 1977 law which effectively makes it illegal for a company or an executive to bribe a foreign official, in this case, it would be one of those police officers. >> all right, dan abrams, thank you. we turn now to the dangerously hot weather settling in tonight and not moving, for many days ahead. in fact, in a moment, we'll go to the weather center. 40 states will be in the 90s or above this week. but first here, abc's chris bury on where the heat has already arrived. >> reporter: the heat is on.
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that scorching fire ball combining with dripping humidity. a sticky, steamy stew that's making much of the country miserable. >> today will be hot. i'm already -- >> it's muggy. i'm sweating a lot already. >> reporter: so hot and muggy, advisories or warnings are posted in 17 states from texas north to minnesota and east to ohio. in five of them, temperatures topped 100. in chicago today, the beaches became a reliable heat index. you can see how the crowds thickened as the temperatures climbed. >> we're going to have a meet down for dinner on the beach. and just hang out in the water. >> reporter: this kind of heat is the most lethal kind of weather. the elderly are particularly vulnerable. >> the worst part is heat stroke. people's temperatures are getting over 103 degrees and they're not capable of maintaining a normal temperature. >> reporter: even for athletes, the heat can be too much, and not only for humans.
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at illinois's arlington racetrack, these horses were sprinting in spite of an excessive heat warning. they did get a cooldown later. >> just like with people, the overachievers push too hard, beyond their limits and that's what i woror about. >> reporter: the most striking thing about this heat wave is how long it's expected to last. up to five sweltering days here in the middle of the country before it moves eaea. david? >> chris bury on the heat tonight. and, so, where is all of this headed? we want to turn to accuweather meteorologist justin povick who is in the weather center tonight. justin, great to have you with us. you were telling us, we could have 40 states at once dealing with 90s or temperatures above 100? >> reporter: that is correct, david. in fact, the intense heat expanding from the central plains into the ohio valley, as we progress through the week, all the way to the eastern seaboard thursday into friday with our nation's capital looking at temperatures near 100. >> and that high pressure system right there is the culprit, not moving? >> reporter: not moving at all. unpacking its bags.
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it looks like we'll be dealing with this high pressure system for many days to come, as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> all right, justin povick tonight, thanks so much. now, to the growing heat in washington tonight this evening and growing anger in the heartland. so many of you weighing in right here on "world news" this past week. you see the clock there, of course, ticking down to that deadline. 15 days and counting. abc's david kerley listening to american taxpayers again tonight, this time, in nancy pelosi's district. she's drawn a hard line. what do the voters say? >> reporter: leaving church with his family -- >> go usa! >> reporter: president obama gave a shoutout to the women's soccer team. but he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. and his budget director says it's possible. >> i think there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: in fact, sources on capitol hill tell abc news that the president and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction.
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boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare, medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan b. to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider r x increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to titlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to back down. but not all. >> they need to hold the country to task. we need to pay our way out of debt. >> reporter: today in pelosi's san francisco district, some support. she should only be willing to compromise if others are willing to come to the table and compromise, too. >> reporter: but even many pelosi supporters want a deal. >> you have to show us
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something. >> reporter: the conventional wisdom here in washington is you need a deadline to get anything done. the president said legislation needs to be moving through congress by friday. david? >> david kerley tonight, thank you. overseas this evening, and anotheheblow for afghan president hamid karzai. it was just days ago, his powerful half brother was assassinated. and at the funeral, karzai crawled into his brother's grave for a moment. well, today, gunmen stormed the home of one of karzai's closest advisers, killing him. and in egypt tonight, new questions about the health of former president mubarak. his lawyer claims mubarak had a stroke and is in a coma this evening. mubarak's doctor says he's just suffering from low blood pressure. the conflicting reports come as mubarak faces trial next month on charges he ordered the killing of protesters. we turn now to a cry for help. to what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian disaster. hundreds of thousands of families, mothers and children, in somalia, trying to escapepe e drought. abc news is the first american network to report from the scene, and again, tonight, abc's lama hasan reports from the disaster in the desert. >> reporter: a child lies
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lifeless in his mother's lap, barely able to move. another feeds her son from an iv, he's too weak to drink from a bottle. this is what acute malnutrition looks like, after traveling for weeks with no food or water. it is the children at this refugee camp who suffer the most, because they are vulnerable to diseases. and the aid agencies need help. >> the kind of support that we need is in terms of funding, so we can buy more therapeutic foods. >> reporter: at one of the clinics, we find this woman cradling her frail 2-year-old son. he's been here for a week. the doctor tells us this is the severest form of malnutritioio she thought her child would die? he's still under observation. in the same ward, this woman shows us how painfully thin her 3-year-old son is. after arriving here with pneumonia three days ago, he is still coughing.
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>> unless we can get aid into this part of the world, unless we can scale up our operations to meet the growing need, this crisis could t tn into a catastrophe. >> reporter: until help arrives, these mothers are doing everything they can to keep their children alive. lama hasan, abc news, kenya. >> it is so sad to see. and if you want to help those families, those mothers on that punishing walk, we have listed agencies at abcnews.com/help. and for more on how you can be the change, you can go to saveone.net. there is still much more ahead as we continue here on "world news" this sunday night. casey anthony and her first moments of freedom. a smile from her. and then an army of protesters answering back. that surprise hollywood ending this weekend. were there special effects that creaead that empty 405? we're right there tonight. and then, nelson mandela, on the eve of his 93rd birthday. tonight, the typist who rarely speaks, talking to us about the moment he approached her in that hallway.
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the ready, trusted lawyer at her side. casey anthony had $537 in donations in her pocket. she moves toward a new life many had hoped would be taken from her. still photographer red huber recording it for all history. >> i thought that maybe she would show more emotion, but her and jose were very on a mission to go out. >> reporter: emerging to a freedom tainted by the bitter taste of public scorn. every move analyzed and inspected for signs of arrogance, defiance, or even remorse. >> she was walkiki straight out, jose baez to her right. i didn't see them interact with each other at all. just a beeline for the door. >> reporter: there was a whisper as she left, a small thank you to the special team armed with automatic weapons who escorted her to the idling suv outside. the crowd watching and judging the most infamous acquitted murder suspect since o.j. simpson. >> focus on caylee, not casey. >> reporter: helicopters trailing her suv downtown for a
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car switch, and then toward a small airport where soon a single engine prop plane would fly away. at the makeshift caylee memorial, where the 2-year-old's remains were so coldly dumped in a swamp, few care where it was going. >> she's hiding a terrible secret. we're talking about a child here. >> reporter: abc news has learned the plane that left in the middle of the night is registered to a wealthy california attorney, who early on, was connected to the casey anthony defense team. perhaps the first clue as to her whereabouts tonight. david? >> jim, we appreciate it. and d en we come back here on the broadcast, that surprise hollywood ending this weekend. and tonight here, word they're already planning the sequel. and tonight here, word they're already planning the sequel.
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normal grinding crawl. >> and we got a kick out of the image last night, the skskeboarder barrelling down the 405. there's the helmet cam. we thought this would be the laststime we'd see it, but you called in today with wortd d of sequel? >> reporter: that's right. unlike the occasional skateboarder, most people stayed home. we saw another skateboarder today. d there is another sequel in plans because in 11 months, they're going to have to shut down the 405 again for more construction. so, in a town that loves sequels, david, get ready for karma get don two. >> all right, clayton, thank you. when we come back here, the typist who rarely speaks. what nelson mandela said to her. how he said it, it changed her what nelson mandela said to her. how he said it, it changed her life. e uses one exelon patch dy for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease.
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first lady michelle obama and her girls to meet him. what was it like in that room? >> surreal. something i never thought would happen in my lifetime, for me. >> reporter: what did you say to him? >> i told him, you cannot imagine how important your legacy is to who i am, to who my husband is. i just said thank you. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: there are so few nonowho get to spend time with mandela. and zelda is one of them. you were a typist at the time? >> that's correct, yes. >> reporter: when mr. mandela became president, she was a young typist who met the president in the hallway. he began speaking to her in her own language, afrikaans, the language of the whites, who had long kept mandela in prison. >> at first, i couldn't figure out what language he was speaking. >> reporter: because you were so overwhelmed? >> i was completely overwhelmed. he put his hand on my shoulder.
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he shook my other hand and he saw that i was very emotional. he said, no, no, no, calm down. >> reporter: mandela taught himself the language of the whites while in prison. famously saying, "if you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. if you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." it was a lesson learned by that young typist during that first meeting in the hall. >> it was a life-changing experience, really. that first day. >> changededer forever. tomorrow is international nelson mandela day happy birthday, mr. mandela. that is the broadcast this sunday night. we're always online at abcnews.com. start your morning with "good morning america," first thing tomorrow. and diane sawyer is right back here at the desk tomorrow night. for all of us at abc news, thanks for watching. good night.
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>> amateur video shedding new light on the officer-involved shooting. good evening, i am allen wong. san francisco police said amateur video of a gun. the police found themselves controlling an angry crowd claiming that police had shot an unarmed man from behind. john, this video is playing a key role? >> it is, allen. police say the suspect shot at them first. witnesses claim that the man did not have a gun at all. investigators claim they found the gun they were looking for. >> they tried to control the situation and someone recorded video and